Friday, July 07, 2006

Panel OKs Plan for Housing Near USC - LA Times
Hoping to relieve a student housing and parking shortage near USC, the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency on Thursday approved a $135-million project at Figueroa Street and Jefferson Boulevard.

The University Gateway Project, proposed by Los Angeles developers Urban Partners, would include a student bookstore, a restaurant and fitness center as well as housing for more than 1,600 students and a 770-space parking structure shared by students and retail customers...

...area residents were divided on the project, with some fearing additional traffic congestion and others welcoming the prospect of new development — and nearly

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